Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But study a little about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That’s a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion
element to comprehend and test. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are connected, how they are checked
and how important they are to a smooth operating
body system. Fernandina Beach vitamin B deficiencies need to be checked.
Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is just the one to put a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services address the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have recognized for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can trigger serious and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is really
an issue for homocysteine (decelerates the conversion of methionine
to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and
methylmalonic acid (increases) levels. (1) Lately,
researchers investigated more deeply in
what way vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are connected
to metabolic diseases and influenced memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They reported
that folate and B-12 deficiencies impaired memory
function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are intimately linked!
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic helps Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients find
out just what their B vitamin levels are now so they can boost
them as needed to safeguard the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research pointed to testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to determine B12 levels more precisely.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise means
to determine B12 levels. MMA is elevated in
90–98% of patients with B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid remains
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 doesn’t convert
it properly. A blood test for MMA can detect
vitamin B12 deficiency sooner. The body produces very
little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – by itself. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there is
not enough vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients
to check B levels and improve them as needed.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues contributing to B12
deficiency are insufficient intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), weakened
absorption due to drugs used like proton pump inhibitors and
histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s
disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small
bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and
nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To improve B12 levels, Fernandina Beach
chiropractic patients may want to start by addressing
the dietary intake of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is certainly ready to discuss
supplementation ideas with you as well. It’s all part of the Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan!
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at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will thank
you for having your B vitamin levels checked via
the MMA connection!